In recent years, there has been a growing academic interest in the study of diasporas, and how they contribute to their ‘home’ and ‘host’ societies. In particular, the nexus between migration and development has arisen as an important area for researchers and policy-makers alike. While collaboration between the academic community and diaspora organisations and practitioners is crucial to improve research in these areas, the engagement between the two parties remains uneven. There appears to be a significant disconnect between researchers and diaspora activists, causing the latter to feel excluded from research on the very diaspora that they are part of.
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Categories: Diaspora Engagement